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KPU Science Rendezvous

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KPU SR Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 KPU Science Rendezvous! 

We had our largest turnout ever and it was a busy, full house all day! We hope you had fun and enjoyed all the acvitities! 

To see photos from this year's event, visit our Facebook page at KPU Science Rendezvous, where we've also announced the winners for the Science World one-year family membership and sets of family passes.  

Mark your calendars for 2018! 

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 11 am - 3 pm | Free to everyone!

KPU Langley Campus | 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley

On May 12, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will host our sixth annual Science Rendezvous at the Langley campus. KPU Langley will be transformed into a family-friendly science festival where the public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, magic shows, interactive science labs, exciting activities, arts and design, music, and tours of our high-tech patient simulator nursing labs and state-of-the-art craft brewing lab!

Registration will open in early 2018.


2017 Event Highlights:

  • Tour real science labs and do hands-on experiments
  • Make slime and film canister rockets
  • Marvel at the chemistry magic show
  • Be awed by the dancing fire display
  • Watch robots on tracks, telescopes and vibrating strings
  • Tour our brand new, state-of-the-art Brewing Lab and try our student-brewed beer! (19+)
  • Watch high-tech patient simulators in action and free blood pressure readings
  • Make a pet rock and take a world tour
  • Make seed bombs and newspaper pots
  • Play with puzzles, learn cryptography and see some math tricks
  • Test faculties with drunk goggles and a polygraph test
  • Horticulture bug lab and races
  • 'Creative Station' tent with art activities
  • Water science activities
  • Face painting
  • Nibble on edible weeds
  • Walk the campus labyrinth, plus more!


2017 Show & Tour Schedule:

Dancing Fire Display
West Building, Room 1305
11:30 am | 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm | 1:00 pm | 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm | 2:30 pm 

KPU Brewing Lab Tours & Tastings (limited to 8 people per tour, adults 19+ only)
Brewing Lab Building (outside of West Building, behind Best Western Hotel)
11:30 am | 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm | 1:00 pm | 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm

Chemistry Magic Show
West Building, Auditorium
12:00 pm | 1:00 pm | 2:00 pm 

Dissection Demos
West Building, Room 1365
11:30 am | 12:00 pm | 2:00 pm

The Design Junction
Courtyard, tent outside between West and East Building
Activities from 11 am-3 pm
Build, fold, glue, play! Stop by the Design Junction to free your inner designer! Try your hand at paper folding, or design and create your own ideas! All supplies provided, all ages welcome.

Science Partner Zone
West Building, Lobby (just off the courtyard)
Activities from 11 am-3 pm
Come see all the activities our science partners are bringing! Participating partners include: Science World, Science Fair Foundation of BC, and Destination Imagination BC!

Science Marketplace
Courtyard, outside between West and East Building
Activities from 11 am-3 pm
Visit some of your favourite local organizations and businesses, including: Science & Nature Co., Mad Science, Bricks 4 Kidz, Sylvan Robotics for Kids, Mathnasium, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Mansonville Plastics, and others!


One-Year Family Membership to Science World; Family Passes to Science World (set of 4: two adults + two children)

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what activities and updates are being posted...

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If you have any questions, please email us at!

Want to showcase your organization at KPU Science Rendezvous?

Are you a community organization or business involved with science, technology, engineering, math, horticulture, arts or design? You may be a good fit to participate in our Vendor Marketplace and showcase your business/organization at Science Rendezvous! For more information, email or register online for a free booth by clicking here. The next KPU Science Rendezvous will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. We will be reviewing vendor applications starting in early 2018.

KPU Science Rendezvous 2016

Science Rendezvous is a public platform to promote science awareness and increase science literacy in Canada. The event is an annual day-long festival spanning multiple simultaneous sites across the country, designed to bring science face-to-face with the public and encourage more youth to consider science and engineering-related careers and study paths. This year, we will also be showcasing some of KPU's programs so that Science Rendezvous visitors can also explore the variety of education possibilities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

KPU Science Rendezvous Sponsors

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Telus World of Science logo

KPU Science Rendezvous Partner Zone

Science Fair Foundation BC

Destination Imagination BC logo

Ms Infinity logo

KPU Science Rendezvous Marketplace Vendors

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